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Lydia Gwyn

Lydia Gwyn

Lydia Gwyn’s flash fiction, essays, and poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in F(r)iction, Elm Leaves Journal, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, JMWW, Entropy, Bending Genres, and Poetry Salzburg Review. She has published over 200 stories, poems, and essays and is the author of the flash fiction collection, Tiny Doors (2018, Another New Calligraphy). Her second book of flash fiction, You’ll Never Find Another, is out now with Matter Press. 

She works at East Tennessee State University as an instruction librarian for the Sherrod Library and as a part-time instructor for the department of Cross-Disciplinary Studies.

She lives with her husband and children in East Tennessee, where she keeps bees, gardens, and spends a lot of time hiking. She is currently putting the finishing touches on her third collection of flash fiction.

2021, Matter Press

You’ll Never Find Another
Lydia’s new book of flash fiction is out now with Matter Press.

“You’ll never find another collection like Lydia Gwyn’s You’ll Never Find Another. These stories are luscious, rich, full of grief and longing, and yet, are lovely rays of hope. With striking images/details of the natural world and the internal world, each piece sings, with language that mesmerizes, making its reader ‘fall into a well of a poem.’ This collection is unforgettable—in Gwyn’s unique and powerful style­—one you won’t find anywhere else.”


“Lydia Gwyn’s dream-like observations of the natural world and the people that populate it are as keenly observed and lyrical as it gets. There’s a satisfying sense of nostalgia and intimacy in each of these poetic mini stories that propels the reader into the lush landscape of her unique perspective on birth, death, love, lust, and all the delicate details of the spaces in between.”


“I read Lydia Gwyn’s collection in swaths of utter quiet to feel the depth of what she sees and hears and worries, line by line; to know the gorgeous pain and joy of being a sister and daughter, a mom, a wife; to share time with this brilliant writer mining the healing, wakeful woods of Tennessee.”